Even on his leave of absence, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has kept quite busy with the iPad 2 launch and all. However, it was determined today that he'll have to add something else to his agenda. He was ordered today to answer questions surrounding an antitrust lawsuit that alleges Apple has operated a music-downloading monopoly.
A big lawsuit against a prominent tech company, such as Apple, tends to grab headlines for awhile, but what seems shocking to the average person (Lawsuit X means the iPhone is doomed!) is commonplace to major corporations. Apple, like most other entities that builds things and earns money, is almost constantly either being sued or fighting another company for rights to something else; it’s so common that the answer to the question "Should I get an engineering degree or a liberal arts degree?" is "Go into corporate law." Here’s just a sampling of some recent legal activity that Apple’s been involved in.
There are three things in life that you can count on: Death, taxes and lawsuits leveled against Apple. For now, let's focus on the latter: According to a number of sources, it appears that Apple and a number of iOS application developers may have stepped in something awkward, and of course, are being swiftly taken to task for it.
It would seem that lawsuits in the mobile space are all the rage nowadays. With the recent announcement that Motorola would be suing Apple over patent infringements, it seems that Apple is keeping the suing tag game going by launching two different patent lawsuits covering six different patents they believe Motorola has infringed upon.
Did you really think we could go for more than a few weeks without the mentioning a new Apple-centric lawsuit? Of course not. This time around, the action surrounds a cash-strapped Taiwanese monitor manufacturer called Proview who owned, then sold and subsequently cried over a trademarked name you may be familiar with.
Well, in light of all of the happy-go-lucky Apple hardware news, something was bound to go wrong somewhere. Bloomberg is reporting that apple is facing a brand new lawsuit over complaints that the iPad heats too quickly in direct sunlight. The complaint was filed on Friday of last week in Oakland, California and claims that the Apple tablet device "does not live up to the reasonable consumer's expectations created by Apple" because it "overheats so quickly under common weather conditions."
If you’re one of the many who have lusted after an iPhone but weren’t willing to make the switch to AT&T from your favored network, a new lawsuit against Apple and their exclusive U.S. carrier has now been approved for class action status that may shake up the stranglehold currently placed on Cupertino’s handset.
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